“Doc” Edwards girls: Three parish teams still in hunt

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Three Bossier Parish teams remained in the hunt for the “Doc” Edwards girls’ division title after Thursday’s first day of action.

In first-round games, the Benton Lady Tigers knocked off Captain Shreve 58-31 at Benton High, the Airline Lady Vikings downed Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing 46-28 at Airline and the Bossier Lady Kats knocked off Northwood 64-33 at BPCC.

In another first-round game, the Haughton Lady Bucs fell to Green Oaks 67-38.

Madi Sessions scored 19 points and Gabby Jackson 18 to lead Benton, which faces Green Oaks in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. today at Benton. Brandy Harris chipped in with nine.

New Tech’s Tray Harris puts up a shot during the Lions’ victory over Parkway Thursday.
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New Tech’s Tray Harris puts up a shot during the Lions’ victory over Parkway Thursday.

A 3-point play by Kei McCoy gave Airline a 19-15 lead over New Tech at the half.

A 3-pointer by Madison Rowland was part of a 10-0 run that put the Lady Vikings in control at 33-20.

Rowland finished with four 3-pointers and 12 points. McCoy also had 12, while Tasha Shiflett chipped in with 10. Jasmyn Carswell had eight points and played well underneath the basket.

Dranautika Thomas led New Tech with 12 points.

Airline faces the Green Oaks-Benton winner in the semifinals tonight at 7.

Tiffany Lynn tossed in 14 points to lead Bossier in its win over Northwood. Necka Wynn added 11 points. Gabbie Davis and Makayla King had 10 each.

Bossier faces Byrd, which received a first-round bye, in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. today at BPCC.

Mattie McCoy was Haughton’s only player in double-figure scoring with 10 points. The Lady Bucs’ had a 10-game winning streak snapped.

Haughton started a new streak with a 61-32 rout of Shreve in a consolation game Thursday.

McCoy led four Lady Bucs in double figures with 16 points. Mikayla Barber added 11. Brittany Robinett and Chelcy Swint scored 10 each.